Rory McIlroy wins the US PGA by eights shots

Updated: August 13, 2012

Rory McIlroy wins the US PGA by eights shots

The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland returned to No. 1 in the world, and he became the youngest player since Seve Ballesteros to win two majors. Tiger Woods was about four months older than McIlroy when he won his second major.

Just like the U.S. Open, this one was never seriously in doubt.

McIlroy seized control with back-to-back birdies Sunday morning to complete the storm-delayed third round with a 67 and build a three-shot lead. No one got closer than two shots the rest of the way, and McIlroy closed out a remarkable week by playing bogey-free over the final 23 holes of a demanding Ocean Course.

-13: McIlroy (NI) -5: Lynn (Eng) -4: Rose (Eng), Bradley (US), Poulter (Eng), Pettersson (Swe) Selected others: -2: B Watson (US), McDowell (NI), Donaldson (Wal), Woods (US) -1: Daly (US), Harrington (Ire), Scott (Aus) +2: Donald (Eng) +3: Mickelson (US)

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